Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. All opinions are my own.
Recently I got to live every introvert’s dream – I got to spend a nice, quiet night in a hotel by myself while on staycation.
I checked into the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for quiet focused time to work on the Holiday Slay and to get in some amazing workouts without the time constraints that usually impact my daily workouts.
Hyatt Regency Bellevue is right in the middle of downtown Bellevue (a few miles east of Seattle, across Lake Washington) and is surrounded by amazing shopping, restaurants, and fitness studios. Before checking into my room, their team was nice enough to set me up with a SoulCycle class because they know I love to sweat. I’ve talked about cycling before and how while I enjoy it, it isn’t always my first choice of workout. But this class was SO much fun. The music was on point (key for any workout class) and the instructor had such a fun vibe. Needless to say, my endorphins were flowing high the rest of the weekend.
I stayed in a beautiful suite overlooking Downtown Bellevue that was filled with amazing natural light. I spent most of my stay cozied up in my room creating content and enjoying some much-needed alone time.
After spending several hours slouching over my computer, I took a break to get a little bodyweight movement in. I ended up trying one of the on-demand hotel room workouts and loved it! It was a simple bodyweight routine using minimal equipment that I was able to pull up on the TV before getting back to work.
You guys. The gym was amazing. I spent a few hours in the gym just playing around and programming new workouts and was so impressed with the quality of equipment they had. A wide range of kettlebells, softboxes for box jumps, dumbbells and bands were available. They also had several Olympic barbells with bumper plates at nearly every weight you could think of, so there was equipment suitable for all levels. My own gym doesn’t have that much equipment, so I had a ball being able to try new movements with so many fun toys to try.
I’m super basic and am not afraid to admit that I love brunch, so I was more than happy to head to Eques for brunch before I checked out. During my stay, I was on Whole30 and was a little nervous about being able to find something on the brunch menu I could eat, but it was actually really easy to stay compliant. I ended up going with the Salmon Eggs Benedict and having the English Muffin replaced with breakfast potatoes. You guys. I wanted to live in this meal. For some odd reason I had never had poached eggs before, but they were magical. And the salmon was perfection. This brunch was the perfect note to end my staycation on.